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Traffic is held up as snow ploughs clean the A7  highway near Valence, in southeastern France

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Traffic is held up as snow ploughs clean the A7 highway near Valence, in southeast France

A slow-shutter exposure shows an aerial view of evening traffic in Shanghai on January 9, 2014. China's auto sales smashed through the 20 million mark last year, growing nearly 14 percent and extending its lead as the world's biggest car market, an industry group said on January 9.

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An aerial view of evening traffic in Shanghai. China’s auto sales smashed through the 20m mark last year, growing nearly 14% and extending its lead as the world’s biggest car market, an industry group said on Thursday

A cyclist rides on an empty road in Guangzhou, China.

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A cyclist rides on an empty road in Guangzhou, China.